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Romeo is an 8 yr old adoptable male Samoyed. He is only about 45 lbs, but he is very tall and lanky so he seems taller then some of the 60 lbs dogs we have in his foster home. Romeo is from a less then reputable Samoyed breeder who no longer operates in BC. He known a few "forever" homes in his life, and is looking for the family that really will love him forever.
Romeos last family gave him up, as although he was ok with his existing child, they were having another baby and he was "too much" (ie. pulling on walks, tipping the stroller, etc). We were told by a friend of the family that Romeo would "bite" or "mouth" when "disciplined" (ie directed to do anything he didn't want to do), and though the surrendering family denied it, we have found this boy to be mouthy when he gets stubborn. He has never bit to break skin, but will mouth if you do something he's not into (walk away from what he wants to see, try to brush a knot in her fur etc). Samoyeds are know to like to do things their way, and this shouldn't be surprising or much of an issue for an experienced home. However, for this reason, we ask that he goes to a home with no children - Romeo would like to be your baby :) He is also still fairly active for an older boy, and doesn't have a lot of sense of self in regards to stepping on little toes, etc.
Romeo is very very sweet and lovable, but he is not a cuddle bug. He will come see you and ask for pets when he wants them, and then he will go off on his own adventures. He is very smart, but can be aloof, and will likely take some time to settle in and bond to his new family, On that note, Romeo is very sensitive to stress and change - he will pee or poop out of stress when his environment changes, so the new home should be fairly stable and around a bit while he adjusts. We first thought Romeo was showing signs of diabetes or another health issue when he was surrendered to us, but after numerous testing we health cleared him for this and realized he was just a sensitive guy.
He is fairly well behaved and non-destructive when left out alone in the house, but he will eat anything he can get his paws on, so the new owners will need to be aware of this (ie dig in the garbage, eat a whole new sealed bag of treats off the counter, jump to try drink from the sink). But his food motivation is also very helpful for training and a reward system. He is also crate trained.
Poor Romeo was also unfortunate enough to experience bloat. This is a very quick and life threatening illness that is pretty much impossible to prevent. He needed a $2400 surgery to save his life. Chances of him experiencing bloat again are less then 6% (less then a "normal" dog), but a potential home should read up on this and be aware of the care needed.
Romeo's total vetting with our rescue totalled over $3000. Without the help of animal lovers like yourself, our rescue cannot help all the animals that come to us in need. If you would like to make a donation to help us help dogs, PLEASE stop by our vet, or phone in to donate via credit card: Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic, 45793 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack BC (604-824-5848). Donating is easy, just tell them you would like to make a donation to Carried Through Animal Rescue's account.
Romeo is ok around other dogs, but he is definitely an "alpha" male. He would do fine in a house with other submissive male or female dogs, but not with dogs that want to challenge him. He is a little awkward in play as he wasn't socialized well, but with proper introductions and the right dog friend match, he can be very playful and sweet. He has not been around cats, but I think he would be find in a home with confident cats.
Romeo's adoption fee is $400. Please email us if you have any other questions about Romeo:) You can see more pictures of Romeo here: